In 1951, the original Roper Hall (located on Ward Circle and home to WAVES, the women’s auxiliary force attached to the U.S. Navy) was torn down and construction began on a new Roper Hall. The new Roper Hall opened in 1954 and served as a men’s residence hall. Also, in 1953, Kreeger Hall, originally established as a men’s residence hall and home to Naval Bomb School is changed to Prentice Hall in honor of Alta Rockefeller Prentice who donated a grand piano to the AU music program.
Roper Hall is home to the Social Justice Living Learning Community, a Gender Neutral housing option here at American University. Students within this community will participate in a collaborative experience around the topics of Social Justice and will interact most with many campus Offices and staff throughout the year. Including The Center for Diversity & Inclusion, The Center for Community Engagement & Service and Kay Spiritual Life Center, amongst the many offices and individuals who support the community throughout the year.
As a member of the Letts, Clark and Roper, commonly referred to as “LeCloper” housing cluster, has a tradition and history of being a very involved and engaged community with a strong sense of spirit!
Residents of Roper Hall have access to many different types of community spaces, within the larger Letts Hall, including the Letts Formal Lounge which is used for large events and classes, as well as the Sky Lounge, a multi-purpose entertainment and program space that has some of the most beautiful views of the city.
The building is home of 2 Resident Assistants, a Lounge, shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Roper Hall shares a complex and garden area with Clark Hall.
- Annual “Pie in the Sky” Event
- Annual “LeCloper Pumpkins” Event
- Residents participate in monthly field trips out into DC to organizations involved in Social Justice issues, community service activities and campus engagements.
Interested in making a difference for the community you belong to? Like programming and event planning? Are you an activist at heart and want to get involved in being an advocate for people you serve? Then joining the Letts, Clark and Roper (LeCloper) Hall Council is the organization for you.
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